JOHNS CREEK, GA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
Kevin E. Carroll has been named as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Manager of the Atlanta Athletic Club (AAC), a prominent and historic golf and country club in Johns Creek, Ga. His appointment begins on May 21, 2013. Carroll replaces outgoing General Manager A. Christopher Borders, who is retiring after 35 years of service at the AAC.
Carroll has been the COO and General Manager at The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Fla., for nine years before this appointment. Previously, Carroll was the COO and General Manager at the Bellerive Country Club (Bellerive) in St. Louis, Mo., where he served for eight years. Carroll is expected to take over duties late in the spring after his move from Florida.
“The board of directors at the Atlanta Athletic Club welcomes Mr. Carroll to the club. We are confident that he will deliver unsurpassed member and employee satisfaction. Kevin Carroll is the kind of engaging leader we need to take us forward to a prosperous future,” said AAC President Robert P. Dutlinger.
About Kevin E. Carroll
Kevin Carroll began his career in the food and beverage side of the private club industry and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He has been an Assistant Chef, Clubhouse Manager and General Manager at smaller clubs before taking the COO and General Manager positions at Bellerive. While at Bellerive, he led the successful planning and hosting of the 2004 Senior U.S. Open.
After moving to The Loxahatchee Club, he proposed, organized and led the construction of a new $6 million fitness center and spa, a successful $4.8 million clubhouse renovation project and a $5 million golf course renovation. He also raised overall member satisfaction ratings there to 96 percent and member satisfaction ratings for staff service to 99 percent. As a direct result of his leadership, the Platinum Club of America ranking for The Loxahatchee Club increased from 15th in 2004 to sixth in 2012.
Carroll is a recent president of the National Board of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), a 6,000-member association for club management professionals. He has been a member of numerous local boards and has received many awards and recognition for his professional accomplishments.
About the Atlanta Athletic Club
The Atlanta Athletic Club, the home club of golf icon Bobby Jones, was established in 1898 and has hosted many national golf and tennis events throughout the years. Those include the 1963 Ryder Cup Championship at its East Lake golf course. In 1976, the club hosted the first of many championships on its Highlands course in Johns Creek, the U.S. Open. Jerry Pate won that championship and was followed by Larry Nelson in the 1981 PGA. The 1984 U.S. Mid-Amateur followed. Betsy King won the 1990 U.S. Women’s Open on the club’s Riverside course. On Highlands, David Toms won the 2001 PGA Championship and in 2002 the club hosted the Boys’ U.S. Junior Amateur. Keegan Bradley won the 93rd PGA Championship in 2011. In 2014, the AAC will host the U.S. Amateur. In addition, in the 1990s the club hosted eight years of the ATT Tennis Challenge, with Pete Sampras as one of the notable annual winners, and the club hosted the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championship.
The club in Johns Creek is a hub of activity for families and individuals interested in athletic and social opportunities in one large-scale location. The Atlanta Athletic Club is nationally and internationally known for its championships, facilities, and services.
With two 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole par 3 course, a 42,000-sq.-ft. fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, beautiful club rooms and dining facilities, the club provides a high-quality recreational and social offering for club members and their families. In April of this year, the Atlanta Athletic Club will complete a $1.8 million renovation of the aquatic complex, which will include two water slides, a zero-entry children’s pool, an Olympic adult and swim team pool, and a 3,000 sq. ft. family poolside pavilion.
For more about the Atlanta Athletic Club, go to http://www.atlantaathleticclub.org